It was a virtual crustacean collision in the local papers yesterday, as stories about oddly colored lobsters appeared in both.
Start with this piece in the Boston Globe’s Metro section.
Rare-colored lobsters keep turning up
On Wednesday, the New England Aquarium in Boston announced it had received a donation of a rare yellow lobster, a “one in 30 million” catch from the coast of Marblehead.
That same day, the Bangor Daily News reported a Maine man had caught a “one in 100 million” white lobster last week.
Those were just the latest examples of what seem to be increasing reports of good-fortuned lobstermen hauling in crustaceans with exceedingly rare hues.
Globe reporter Matt Rocheleau even played oddsmaker, listing a color wheel of rare lobsters.
Other uncommon colors include:
■ Blue: which is said to be a one in 2 million find;
■ Orange: one in 10 million;
■ Red: one in 10 million;
■ Calico: one in 30 million;
■ Split-colored: one in 50 million.
But . . .
What are the odds that a lobster of a different color would turn up in the Boston Herald (via the Associated Press) the same day?
Here’s the ghostly guy himself.
So, happy ending: One went to the Marian Manor of crustaceans, while the other returned to the briny deep.
Obviously – and mercifully – hold the drawn butter.